Dixie Classic has proudly assembled a panel of nationally known adjudicators whose reputations are unsurpassed in the field of music education.  Participating students and directors have the unique opportunity to meet and work with these highly respected individuals.  Please write or call for a list of adjudicators for a specific event.

Executive Board



Joe Simpkins
Executive Director

Mark Camphouse
Composer and Conductor
George Mason University

Jim Copenhaver
Director Emeritus
University of South Carolina

Tom Dvorak
University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee - (Retired)

Arnald Gabriel
Conductor Emeritus
U.S. Air Force Band

David Holsinger
Composer and Conductor
Lee University, Tennessee

Mark Morette
Mark Custom Recording


Tim Rhea
Director of Bands
Texas A & M University

James Swearingen
Composer and Arrange
Capital University, Ohio

Adjudicators and Clinicians



Robert Ambrose
Georgia State
University

Terry Austin
VA Commonwealth University

Robyn Bell
State College
of Florida

Brian Bowman
University of
North Texas

Mark Camphouse
George Mason
University, Virginia

John Culvahouse
Kennesaw State University, Georgia

Tom Dvorak
University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee - (Retired)

Rich Fischer
Concordia University, Illinois

Robert Foster
University of
Kansas

Arnald Gabriel
US Air Force Band
(Retired)

David Gillingham
Central Michigan
University

Judy Grimes
Elmhurst College,
Illinois

Frank Grzych
Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale

Joe Hermann
Tennessee Tech
University

David Holsinger
Lee University, Tennessee

David Kehler
Kennesaw State University, Georgia

Andrew Koch
University of
Virginia

John Locke
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Ariadne Moisiades
North Central
College, Illinois

David Niethamer
University of
Richmond, Virginia

Tom O'Neal
University of
Missouri

Tim Rhea
Texas A & M
University

Gordon Ring
Longwood University, Virginia

Thomas Rotondi
US Army Band, Washington (Retired)

David Shaffer
Composer - Boston, Massachusetts

Bryan Shelburne
US Army Band, Washington (Retired)

Jared Spears
Composer - O'Fallon, Missouri

Stephen Squires
Roosevelt University, Illinois

Jack Stamp
Indiana University, Pennsylvania

James Swearingen
Capital University,
Ohio

Bill Wakefield
University of
Oklahoma

Frank Wickes
Louisiana State University (Retired)

John Williamson
Central Michigan University

John Winn
Chesterfield,
Virginia

Dennis Zeisler
Old Dominion University, Virginia

Board Emeritus



Alfred Reed
Composer
Miami, Florida
Member 1985 - 2004

Al Asercion
Armed Forces
School of Music
Member 1986-2005

Harry Begian
University of
Illinois
Member 1985 - 1995

Ken Bloomquist
Michigan State
University
Member 1988 - 2013

Elliot Del Borgo
Composer
Cape Vincent, New York
Member 1989 - 2013

Frank Erickson
Composer
Carlsbad, California
Member 1988 - 1993

William Foster
Florida A & M
University
Member 1990 - 1998

Mark Hindsley
University of
Illinois
Member 1985 - 1992


Chris Izzo
Western Illinois
University
Member 1985 - 2010

Bill Moffit
Composer
Jacksonville, Florida
Member 1994 - 2005

Eric Osterling
Composer
Plant City, Florida
Member 1988 - 2002

James Ployhar
Composer
Fargo, North Dakota
Member 1990 - 2002

Jim Slutz
Indiana State University
Member 1990 - 2011


James Sudduth
Texas Tech
University
Member 1989 - 1997